Gwandanaland Comics #1773 - The Complete Golden Age Twister
([February] 2018)

Gwandanaland Comics, 2016 Series
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Price
14.99 USD
Pages
76
On-sale Date
2018-02-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
978-1-9858-8741-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
?
Editing
Lance Jones; David Adams (original editor)
Color
color covers; color or black and white interiors
Dimensions
8.5"x11"
Paper Stock
bond
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
ongoing series

[Introducing The Twister] (Table of Contents)

The Twister / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister

Indexer Notes

Larger image is the first page of the Twister story from Blue Bolt v2#1.

Introducing the Twister (Table of Contents: 1)

The Twister / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders](origin in flashback, introduction); Odysseus (introduction); Aeolus (god of the winds, introduction); Pete Sanders (introduction, cameo in flashback, death); Mrs. Pete Sanders (introduction, cameo in flashback, death); unnamed Policeman (introduction); Tony the Tornado (villain, introduction); Spike (villain, introduction); unnamed crooks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
According to Greek mythology, Odysseus visited Aeolia, seeking out Aeolus to provide favorable winds for his ship. His wish was granted, but Aeolus also gave Odysseus a sealed bag of unfavorable winds and was told not to open it....but his crew did, and the winds blew his ship back to Aeolia. Aeolus was furious and demanded that Odysseus tracked down and capture the bad winds or reap the consequences...but he never did. The bad winds one day years later hit a red school house in Windy Gap and a student, Bob Sanders, was taken up in it and given strange powers, which he used as The Twister.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Paul Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul's son.
The Twister/Bob Sanders is considered to be a descendant of Odysseus.
At the end of the story, Twister announces to the crooks that he has a date with the notorious Tony the Tornado, a blurb to indicate the topic of the story next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Twister / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (illustrations)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It seems that Odysseus, in his travels (according to Greek mythology)...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders] (origin retold); Odysseus; Aeolus (god of the winds); Pete Sanders (Bob's father)
Synopsis
According to Greek mythology, Odysseus visited Aeolia, seeking out Aeolus to provide favorable winds for his ship. His wish was granted, but Aeolus also gave Odysseus a sealed bag of unfavorable winds and was told not to open it....but he did, and the winds blew his ship back to Aeolia. Aeolus was furious and demanded that Odysseus tracked down and capture the bad winds or reap the consequences...but he never did. Bad winds one day hit a red school house in Windy Gap and a student, Bob Sanders, was taken up in it and given strange powers, which he used as The Twister.
Reprints
Keywords
Island of Aeolia; Windy Gap

Indexer Notes

Script credit courtesy of the Who's Who.
Art revision from Ray Gill to Gustavson per Who's Who and Paul's son, Terry Gustafson, all added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Twister / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The office of Tony the Tornado -- notorious New York taxi-cab racketeer...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; Mr. Norton (cab company owner); Tony the Tornado (villain); Tony's gang [Mugsey; rest unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Tony is furious as he reads the conclusion to the Twister story in Blue Bolt Comics Volume 2 #1, and decides to do kind deeds so that the Twister will like him. Suddenly the Twister appears and gives the whole gang a lesson they'll never forget and gives fair warning to them for the future. But Tony won't listen and attempts to use his cabs to damage those of his rival cab owner. Twister visits Tony again and gets vital information linking the racketeer to the deeds and turns it over to the Police.
Reprints
Keywords
Air Gun; Norton Cab Company

Indexer Notes

All Paul Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul's son.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Twister / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson; Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See those "moon eyes," Chief?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; Big Nick (villain, gang boss); Nick's gang (villains); Pierre (villain)
Synopsis
Pierre provides an army of cavemen to do the lumberjack work for Big Nick but Nick is uneasy about it as these "men" can only work at night and crave chocolate bars for their pay. The Twister suddenly appears on the scene and warns the two to release the enslaved cavemen or pay the price for not doing so. But the two won't listen and when The Twister intervenes, he is overcome by the brute strength of the cavemen and tied to a tree. Freeing himself from the tree by using his Air Gun, he permanently seals the cavemen in their cave and destroys Big Nick's logging operation.
Reprints
Keywords
Air Gun

Indexer Notes

All Paul Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul's son.

The Twister in the Everglades (Table of Contents: 5)

The Twister / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson; Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; Lemuel Barra (wealthy fruit grower); Janice Barra (Lemuel's daughter); unnamed police chief; The Bull (villain); Bull's gang (villains)
Synopsis
A group of outcasts in the Florida Everglades, led by a half-breed Creole from Louisiana named "The Bull", attacks a nearby town and kidnaps the daughter of a local fruit grower, holding her for ransom. The Twister hears of this, visits Barra and guarantees the return of his daughter, then sets out on the trail to find her. But the hero is captured when a gang member holds his hand over the Twister's mouth, not allowing him to suck up the wind. The Bull, after hearing of Barra not paying the ransom, sets a fire near the town, planning to incinerate it. The Twister escapes and rescues the girl.
Reprints
Keywords
Everglades; Florida

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and confirmed by Terry Gustafson, Paul's son.

In the Painted Desert (Table of Contents: 6)

The Twister / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Mike Roy
Inks
Mike Roy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; "Shady" Smith (retired gold prospector); Smut (gold prospector); Dude (villain); Dude's men (villains)
Synopsis
The Twister warns Dude and his men to leave a pair of old time gold prospectors alone... or else!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Paul Gustavson to Roy by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Twister / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
Mike Roy
Inks
Mike Roy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hypnotic vibrations!
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; unnamed High Priest of Thor (villain)
Synopsis
The Twister battles a servant of the ancient god Thor, who, speaking for Thor, uses a hypnotic vibration device on the workers of an airplane plant, which brings them under hypnotic control. Their task is to destroy that airplane plant and others because they are a perceived threat to Thor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Paul Gustavson to Roy by Craig Delich 2012-11-23.

[The Aerial Saboteur] (Table of Contents: 8)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Alan Mandel ?
Inks
Alan Mandel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]; Kip Parrish (Fred's brother); unnamed Major (base commander); The Twister [Bob Sanders] (cameo); Miller (villain, saboteur, death)
Synopsis
At a Canadian R.A.F. air base, Blue Bolt watches his kid brother's first solo flight and sees the plane cracking up. When Kip's chute doesn't open, Blue Bolt springs to the rescue. Kip later discovers a man named Miller sabotaging the planes, and is knocked out. Later, the base commander is kidnapped by Miller when the Major discovers the sabotage and it is Blue Bolt to the rescue again, over-taking the airplane and causing Miller to fall to his death. But when the plane itself streaks to the earth out of control, a mysterious wind (The Twister) comes along and brings the plane down safely.
Reprints

[Murder in the Mountains] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sub-Zero / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sub-Zero Man; Harkness; Ruth ; The Twister [Bob Sanders] (cameo); Ragin (villain, nephew of Harkness, death)
Synopsis
Sub-Zero is taking a break at Mt. Reed from crime fighting and spots a hiker falling from a mountain. Upon investigation, he notes that the hiker's rope had been doctored to break and suspects a man named Ragin. After a tussel, Sub-Zero is knocked out, then sets out after Ragin. While doing so, Sub-Zero fractures his leg but manages to inscribe a message on stone that he hopes will be picked up, read, and result in a posse finding him and Ragin. Ragin, loaded with dynamite, falls to his death, knocking Sub-Zero and the posse off a mountain, but are saved by a mysterious wind (The Twister).
Reprints
Keywords
Mt. Reed
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Introducing The Twister]
  2. 1. Introducing the Twister
  3. 2. ["It seems that Odysseus, in his travels (according to Greek mythology)..."]
  4. 3. ["The office of Tony the Tornado -- notorious New York taxi-cab racketeer..."]
  5. 4. ["See those "moon eyes," Chief?"]
  6. 5. The Twister in the Everglades
  7. 6. In the Painted Desert
  8. 7. ["Hypnotic vibrations!"]
  9. 8. [The Aerial Saboteur]
    Blue Bolt
  10. 9. [Murder in the Mountains]
    Sub-Zero
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